"Do nothing selfish or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself" Phil 2:3
As I look upon this picture of my husband, middle son and Guatemalan daughter Bella, I am reminded of just how important we are to God and to each other. We are on a camping vacation, Bella loves the water, but felt a little nervous and insecure as she walked down the sand line to the water. First...her Daddy, always her Daddy, walked closely next to her, his hand in hers, giving her the confidence she needed to know she was safe. Yet along the way, her brother came along encouraging her, reminding her that all is well and that Daddy has her and that together, we can do all things. Is that not our God? Do we not emulate him when we act in this way?
It's so easy to let our imaginations run our minds...allowing so much room for the enemy to come in and destroy all that is good from God. When Bella was diagnosed with Leukemia last October after only 5 months of being home with us from Guatemala, our minds could have wondered, we could have lived in the physical world of gripping fear and grief, however, we had 2 years of spiritual practice during our adoption journey, we had learned to transform our minds to the Word of God, therefore, our immediate reaction was His promising Word and no negative attitude. And then, along the way of diagnosis and chemo treatments, God sent an army of angels I prayed for that first 24 hours....God loving Doctors, nurses and most importantly, sisters and brothers in Christ. Stacy was on of them. God not only had our weakest hand, but he sent many of his children to hold our other one. There was no chance of falling down, we had a pillar of hope and yes to promises holding us up. That's what I see when I look at this picture. What does it make you think of?
I mentioned we are on a camping trip, can you guess what body of water this is? For a clue, you can visit my blog at
http://ferrickfamilypromise.blogspot.com/ . I have a small prize for the winner.
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